Saturday, March 30, 2019

On a Long, Long Break

I did not realize that my last post was more than a year ago. 

Fact is that I just burned out. For years my enthusiasm had me treating my research like a full-time job but I'm too old to have a full-time job. On top of that I spent 3 years in a fairly demanding position in my local genealogy society (I should have quit after 2 years). Then add the kinds of things that tend to lead researchers into a slump.

It was as though someone had pushed my “off” button.

I was in the middle of creating Google earth family history tours of my immigrant ancestors from their arrival in the US to the cities where they eventually settled. With photos along the way. I stopped dead. Now my interest is beginning to reawaken after ignoring genealogy for many months. I’ll probably get back to it before long.

In the meantime, I’ve begun a new hobby that is engaging and stimulating – amateur microscopy. It is a huge learning experience and fun. I even started a blog mostly as a summary of my progress Microscopy:Confessions of a Newbie  I’m hoping that this will provide a distraction that will keep me from obsessing on genealogy while still making progress.

I’ll be back.

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